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It has also been used intentionally throughout history by the ancient Greeks, Renaissance artists, and architects, and in the design of modern books and the “modulor” based architecture of Le Corbusier. With the development of the International Typographic Style, the golden section was given a strong prominence in design and is still used to varying degrees today when making design decisions. 62 Best Practices for Graphic Designers: Grids and Page Layouts While concepts such as the number may seem arbitrary, mathematics must be used on an even more fundamental level when beginning a layout project.

When the specific needs of a project are not conducive to regular structuring or repeated intervals separating information areas, a hierarchical grid structure can be a good solution. These grids create specific alignments within the material as a method of developing a hierarchy of information. Because they rely on an intuitive placement based on specific content, an in-depth review of the materials and requirements at the outset of the project is crucial. Packaging, posters, and websites are some applications that are well suited to the use of hierarchical grids.

They are well suited for charts, tables, and forms, but can provide a feeling of order and mathematical rationality to even simple publications. Modular grids were a product of the International Typographic Style developed from Bauhaus ideals in Switzerland in the mid-twentieth century, and have a historical background in politics, rational objectivity, and reduction to essentials and are sometimes used to add historical, political, or philosophical meaning to a design. 32 Best Practices for Graphic Designers: Grids and Page Layouts Basic Structures: Modular Grids 33 34 Best Practices for Graphic Designers: Grids and Page Layouts Basic Structures: Modular Grids 35 Different newspapers utilize modular grids in slightly different ways to accommodate a wide range of content types in a way that makes the consumption of information quick and easy.

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